Air travel was responsible for more than 900 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, a number that is expected to triple by 2050, according to the United Nations.
Lincoln’s Executive Travel thinks they have a plan to help reduce the industry’s impact on the planet.
The travel management company announced its new ETGreen initiative on Wednesday, which aims to plant 1 million trees.
The initiative, which Executive Travel plans to launch in September, will plant a tree for every plane ticket purchased through the company.
Steve Glenn, who founded the company and is now chairman, said the plan was to buy seedlings and give them to customers for them to plant or to plant for them if they didn’t. nowhere to put them.
Glenn said he hopes to partner with local businesses, nonprofits and other organizations to plant trees in areas where they are needed. He also intends to plant trees on the land he owns around Lincoln for what will be called the Glenn Family Forest.
“Planting trees not only helps our environment, but also helps beautify the communities in which we live,” said Glenn.
Research has shown that a mature tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, so planting 1 million trees would mean removing an additional 48 million pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year.